Vahe
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Vahe asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

When did Benito Mussolini become familiar with ancient Rome, since the fasces (root of the word fascism) was a symbol of power in Rome?

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  • 1 month ago
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    A difficult one, that. Just a thought: maybe the fact that he grew up in the same country as the ancient  Romans did might have given him an edge over a dictator from, I don't know, Peru.

    Roman imagery survives all over Italy in enormous quantities, and what do you imagine they learn in history lessons in Italy?

  • 1 month ago

    Oh, he didn't. In fact he never learned anything at all about ancient Rome because he was always skipping school and didn't read books as an adult. Also, Benito lived in an area of the world that never saw much Roman influence so he can hardly be blamed. Hope this helped.

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